Best Bluetooth Speakers for 2018

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Sound
    • 8 Value
    Bose SoundLink Revolve+
    This pricey Bluetooth speaker sounds great in every direction

    In terms of sound and design, for a compact wireless speaker the Bose Revolve Plus is hard to beat.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    Bose SoundLink Revolve
    Mini Bluetooth speaker, maximum sound

    The SoundLink Revolve doesn't sound quite as good as its bigger sibling, but it's smaller and less expensive.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    UE Wonderboom
    A waterproof mini Bluetooth speaker that packs a punch

    The UE Wonderboom delivers better bass response than your typical mini Bluetooth speaker -- and it's fully waterproof.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    UE Boom 2

    The Boom 2 looks almost identical to its predecessor but has some key changes on the inside that make it an even better speaker.

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    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Sound
    • 9 Value
    Tribit XSound Go

    While its name makes you think of those lovable critters from Star Trek, the Tribit XSound Go distinguishes itself in a crowded field of generic mini Bluetooth speakers.

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  • $148 at Mobileciti Online
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 7 Value
    Bose SoundLink Micro

    Bose's smallest and most affordable wireless speaker is arguably the best sounding speaker in its tiny size class.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Sound
    • 8 Value
    Bose SoundLink Color II
    A great speaker gets even better

    Modestly redesigned, the next-generation SoundLink Color is an excellent compact Bluetooth that's water-resistant, has speakerphone capabilities, and improved sound.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    JBL Flip 4

    The JBL Flip speakers were already really good. Changes to the newest fourth-generation version make them even better.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    JBL Pulse 2

    JBL has improved both both LED light show and sound in the Pulse 2, making this flashy Bluetooth speaker a stand-out product in a crowded market.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    Bose SoundTouch 10

    The SoundTouch 10 is Bose's most affordable wireless multi-room audio speaker -- and it sounds excellent for its size.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    JBL Charge 2+

    The Charge 2+ fixes the problems of its predecessor, delivering a superior Bluetooth wireless speaker that doubles as a charging station for mobile devices.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    Bose SoundLink Mini II

    The next generation of Bose's popular Bluetooth speaker now has 10 hours of battery life and a built-in microphone for taking phone calls.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    UE Megaboom

    The $300 Megaboom, around double the size of the original Boom, has a totally waterproof design and produces bigger sound with fuller bass.

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    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 7 Sound
    • 8 Value
    UE Roll 2
    Best waterproof speaker for less than $100

    The UE Roll 2 offers better battery life and longer range than the original UE Roll and comes with a flotation accessory.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    JBL Flip 3

    The third iteration of the JBL Flip is the best yet, and one of the best portable speakers you can get in its price range.

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